Problem Absenteeism


September 21, 2015

9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Check-in and Continental Breakfast from 8:15 am

At the Southeastern Regional Education Service Center (SERESC)

29 Commerce Drive

Bedford NH 03110 603 206-6800

With Christopher A. Kearney, Ph.D.

Christopher A. Kearney, Ph.D. is Distinguished Professor and Chair of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is also the Director of the UNLV Child School Refusal and Anxiety Disorders Clinic. Dr. Kearney received his B.A. in psychology and sociology from the State University of New York at Binghamton and his M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology from the State University of New York at Albany. He completed his internship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center before moving to Las Vegas.

A Partial List of Publications by Dr. Kearney:

Helping School Refusing Children and Their Parents: A Guide for School-based Professionals

Getting Your Child to Say "Yes" to School: A Guide for Parents of Youth with School Refusal Behavior

Silence is Not Golden: Strategies for Helping the Shy Child

Selective Mutism: An Assessment and Intervention Guide for Therapists, Educators & Parents

About the Presentation:

Dr. Kearney's presentation focuses on :

  • characteristics of youth who are chronically absent or refuse to attend school,
  • needs assessment
  • interventions and strategies

for youth who are chronically absent or refuse to attend school.

Attendees will leave with strategies to address:

  • preventative options,
  • techniques for emerging cases, and
  • approaches for very severe and chronic cases.

Who Should Attend:

K-12 Educators, School Social Workers, School Based Clinicians, Guidance Counselors, Psychologists, Nurses, Building Administrators.


8:15am: Check-in and Continental Breakfast

9:00am to 12:00pm: Focus on introduction, characteristics, and Tier III interventions with assessment, as well as more severe cases

12:00-12:45: Lunch at SERESC

12:45-2:00 Focus on Tier II interventions with assessment

2:00-3:30 Focus on Tier I interventions with assessment

Publications by this presenter will be available for sale at the conference courtesy of Toadstool Bookshops.

September 21, 2015

9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Check in starts at 8:15am

Continental Breakfast and Lunch at SERESC

Certificate of Attendance available for 5.5 Contact Hours

$225.00 per participant

$200.00 early registration by September 10, 2015---Enter discount code: early*registration

For Member District Discount: See your school district administrator for a code to use when you register online.

Registration closes 7 days before event date. To inquire about available seats after this deadline, contact Every effort will be made to accommodate your need.

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SERESC Conference Center

29 Commerce Drive

Bedford, NH 03110


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